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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Oct 9, 2012 5:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Wayne Kramer (non-dead)

A couple of folks will like this,it would have a great JGB cover.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXYH7irVGbA

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Oct 9, 2012 6:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wayne Kramer (non-dead)

thanks for linking the Legend, who unlike Jerry, overcame his demons; not quite in agreement that 'Junkie Romance' would have made a great JGB cover, but they did share 'Harder They Come'

Wayne Kramer - Harder They Come

Junkie Romance

So you wanna look like Johnny
And you wanna act like Keef
And you crave some soft cocoon, boy
For your Charlie Parker grief
And you court the adoration
Of the ones with no esteem
And a hollow point delivery
Dope fiend self-inflicted dream

It's a junkie romance, kid
Alive on Avenue D
It's junkie romance, kid
Nothing comes for free.

As she shoots up through her stockings
You see her thighs as pale as death
And you can't feel her freezing
But there's frost upon her breath.
An old time Rx croaker
The doctor? Yeah, he's in
A drugstore substitution
For the thing the priests call sin.

It's junkie romance, kid
Alive on Avenue D
It's junkie romance, kid
You're dead on MTV.
It's junkie romance, kid
Singing waiting for the man
It's junkie romance, kid
The kingdom if you can
It's junkie romance, kid
He's waiting in the back
It's junkie romance, kid
Yeah, always dressed in black.
It's junkie romance, kid
You're dead on MTV
it's junkie romance, kid
Nothing comes for free.

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Poster: jerlouvis Date: Oct 9, 2012 8:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wayne Kramer (non-dead)

I don't know Arb,I could hear Jerry taking some of the crunch out of it and stretching the guitar lines,if you listen between about 2:15 and 2:45 the guitar tone is remarkably similar to Jerry's tone on those 76' versions Moonlight Mile,and I can totally hear Jer singing the refrain.
It's a junkie romance,kid
nothing comes for free
But then again Arb,I'm kind of strange.

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Poster: Tidewater four ten O nine Date: Oct 9, 2012 8:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wayne Kramer (non-dead)

Saw the MC5 at Warwick University (that's Warwick, Warwickshire [bordering on WorcesterSauceShire], England, UK]) while still at school in the (very) early 70's.

His party piece was wrapping himself up in his guitar lead and then 'spiraling' across the stage (think it was during "Ramblin' Rose" as opposed to "R-O-R"). Though it could have been 'Sonic' Smith.

I'm afraid my old memories are better than current/recent reality !!!!!!!!

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Oct 10, 2012 12:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wayne Kramer (non-dead)

Just got back from seeing his deceased bandmate's widow rock the house for a John Lennon b-fay celebration. Dope, guns and fucking in the steet!



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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Oct 10, 2012 6:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wayne Kramer (non-dead)

she's amazing, really ... i'm so glad she didn't pay any attention to the Grace Slick viewpoint that rock'n'rollers over 50yo look stupid and should retire ... Patti Smith for president!

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Oct 10, 2012 7:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wayne Kramer (non-dead)

She was astounding and got to chat with Lenny Kaye for a bit.

http://www.montereycountyweekly.com/weblogs/music-blog/2012/oct/10/patti-smiths-still-got-it/

I shouted Free Money and got a heartfelt "fuck you". It was great.

Great way to re-launch the main stage of a beautiful venue
http://terrywayphotography.blogspot.com/

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Oct 13, 2012 12:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Wayne Kramer (non-dead)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6M38vHYGGRY


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6K8wfyzAJQ&;playnext=1&list=PLFCE81B8E6A02AA7B&feature=results_video

This post was modified by bluedevil on 2012-10-13 07:59:37